Suspected Russian hackers target US think tanks after election

The attacks involved spear phishing emails sent to dozens of targets.

By Michael Kan

Hours after Donald Trump won the presidential election, a suspected Russian cyber-espionage team was blamed for targeting several U.S. think tanks with phishing emails designed to fool victims into installing malware.

On Wednesday, the phishing emails landed in the inboxes of dozens of targets associated with U.S. think tanks and non-governmental organizations, said security firm Volexity.

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